Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Brothers Back in Winning Fashion

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Brothers Back in Winning Fashion

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Byline: Sally Boxall

REIGNING premiers Brothers snared their second win of the season at Souths yesterday with a solid 44-12 victory over the Magpies.

But it wasn't all bad news for the boys from Glenella, whose home game was moved to Shark Park because of the wet field conditions at Sologinkin Oval.

"We're just a young side that's looking to improve each week," Magpies co-coach Steve Sammut said.

With only half the side accustomed to regularly playing first grade, the opening rounds have been a steep learning curve for the young players.

But Sammut is already noticing an improvement and said the players have realised they need to play consistently every week.

"The guys are getting a bit more confident," he said.

In yesterday's match, Brothers produced an intimidating first half to lead 28-0 at the break.

"We seemed to be doing a lot of defending," Sammut said.

In the second half, however, the possession was more even and Magpies, who were wearing Moranbah jerseys as they wait for their new set to arrive, were able to make a bit more of an impression.

"We showed we could match it with them in patches," Sammut said.

South conquer

SOUTHS were ruthless in their match against an understrength Norths' line-up yesterday, scoring 17 tries to win the encounter 94-0 at Jack O'Brien Oval.

The result means in the past two games, Norths have had almost 200 points scored against them, but have not collected a point of their own.

Winger Hayden McElroy led the points barrage for Souths, scoring five tries.

Craig Chapman and Regan Hyde both got hat-tricks.

Crocs triumph

ON Saturday, Sarina claimed a convincing victory over last year's minor premiers the Whitsunday Brahmans at Ray Edwards Oval.

The Crocodiles crossed for 10 tries, including two each to centres Jason Godecke and Dan Pietzner, as they raced away for a 48-4 triumph. …

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